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Ancient Cultures Initiated Nail Art
Ancient Chinese used a combination of gum Arabic, beeswax, egg whites, gelatin and mashed flowers to tint the nails.
Rouquinne's Makeup Missive: Waterproof Makeup
Simplicity is the key if one needs waterproof makeup
The ingredients listed are organic molecules used in hair-are products, cosmetics, cleaning products, candles, and perfumes as fragrance additives. They are all naturally occurring components of various essential oils found in the plant kingdom.
Don’t Fear the Wrinkle!
Those same scientific and medical advances also allow us to hide the signs of our age; but should we erase every physical trace of our years?
How to Simplify Your Skincare Routine
Tips and tricks for simplifying your skincare routine
Beauty Industry Goes After the Curly Girl
Today, more hair-care companies than ever are courting the curly girl.
Rouquinne’s Makeup Missive: Mmmmm… chocolate!
Pure, or almost pure, cocoa butter can be purchased at health food stores. It is inexpensive and soothing to very dry skin.
Blue-eyed beauties should consider orange eye shadow in all hues from the most vibrant to palest peach. The daring could try the new NARS eye shadow duo Bohemian Gold (metallic taupe and iridescent copper), Hard Candy’s Lollipop shadow or MAC’s Mangomix Shadestick.
Rouquinne's Makeup Missive: Glossing it Over
One of the best things about lip gloss is the cost factor
Cocktailing Products: Mixing up the Holy Grail
Any curly girl or stylist will tell you they have become makeshift chemists, creating their own mixtures of products in their search for the perfect solution for curls and kinks.
Spotlight: Rochelle Rae Cosmetics
After 10 years in the business, she began developing her own makeup line - one that met the needs of on-the-go women. After two years of research and development, she launched Rae Cosmetics. Her slogan is "Beauty, Pure & Simple."
Don't it make my brown eyes . . . purple?!
This summer, I discovered an online company that sells individual pairs of coloured lenses in varieties they call subtle, bold and dramatic. Comfort Lenses also makes theatrical-effects lenses for television, movies and stage productions. Though almost the same price for one pair as a box of the most popular brand, Fresh Look, the Comfort Lenses are supposedly suitable for daily wear for up to three months, so I suspect I will get a couple of years from my “dramatic green” and “bold violet”.
Have you met Miss Kitty?
I keep my MAC 2002 palette at the office and it comes in handy on those days when I've left my makeup bag at home
Pink is a Versatile Makeup Color
Rosy shades of blush are recommended as you age because our skin loses natural pigments.
See You Later Alligator!
The most-recommended brands of lotions to try for very dry skin are Lubriderm, Eucerin and Complex 15.
How to Select the Right Red Lipstick
Everyone can wear red lipstick -- everyone! It doesn't matter if you're a pale, nordic princess, or a dark, nubian queen; there is a shade of red for you.
Who Turned Up the Heat!
On those days when you’re sure you’re going to melt, minimal makeup is your best bet. Skip foundation in favour of a tinted sunscreen product (Neutrogena Healthy Skin or Prada Hydrating Gel Tint in SPF 15) or make your own by mixing a bit of your foundation with your facial sunscreen.
Mascara: How to Get Clump-Free Lashes
It's ok to use inexpensive mascara!
Natural Shampoos for Curly Hair
Many of us look towards commercial products that promise to detangle, condition and soften, to avoid breakage, but nature also has a bountiful supply of ingredients to coddle your curls.